Boulder Ranger District enacts safety road closure Aug. 18 to conduct emergency repairs
Hiking/Backcountry

Boulder Ranger District enacts safety road closure Aug. 18 to conduct emergency repairs

BOULDER Starting at 9 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 18, the U.S. Forest Service’s Boulder Ranger District will close the Middle St. Vrain and Coney Flats roads [National Forest System Roads 114.1 (Middle St. Vrain), 507.1, 507.1A, 507.1B, 507.1C, and 507.1D (Coney Flats)] in the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests. The closure is due to health … Continue reading

Winter conditions mark start of pile burning season on Boulder Ranger District
Culture / Hiking/Backcountry

Winter conditions mark start of pile burning season on Boulder Ranger District

BOULDER As winter conditions settle in, the Boulder Ranger District of the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland will work to burn slash piles resulting from fuels reductions and hazardous tree removal projects in the area. Hand piles are a result of crews using chainsaws to thin the forest, the subsequent cut … Continue reading

Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland welcomes Monte Williams as new forest supervisor
Hiking/Backcountry

Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland welcomes Monte Williams as new forest supervisor

FORT COLLINS – Monte Williams has been selected as the new Forest Supervisor for the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland headquartered in Fort Collins, Colo.  Williams will begin his new position on Oct. 5, 2015. He replaces Glenn Casamassa who is now an Associate Deputy Chief in U.S. Forest Service National … Continue reading

Forest Service order protects Mount Evans scenic gateway
Hiking/Backcountry

Forest Service order protects Mount Evans scenic gateway

IDAHO SPRINGS, Colo.– To improve public safety and protect national resources, the U.S. Forest Service has closed National Forest System lands along a portion of Colo. Highway 103 to camping, campfires and other overnight uses. The closure applies to areas on the Arapaho National Forest within a quarter mile of Highway 103 between Idaho Springs … Continue reading

Skiing/Snowboarding

Berthoud Pass remains closed to sledding and tubing

IDAHO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Clear Creek Ranger District of the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests reminds visitors that Berthoud Pass area is closed to sledding and tubing, and has been since 2005. Recently, frequent violations of the sledding closure have been reported. The area is adjacent to U.S. Highway 40, 12 miles northwest of … Continue reading